Macchari, Maccharī: 3 definitions
Macchari means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Jainism, Prakrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.
Alternative spellings of this word include Machchhari.
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Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
maccharī : (m.) a miser.
Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Maccharī (मच्छरी).—(-jātaka), so read in colophon Mahāvastu ii.64.7 for text maṃjarī°; MIndic for Sanskrit matsarin (compare prec.), the selfish man. The main character in the Pali version, Jātaka (Pali) 535, is called Macchari-kosiya (once °iká), Jātaka (Pali) v.383.14 ff. Cf. prec.
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.
Prakrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary
Macchari (मच्छरि) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Matsarin.
Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.
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Ends with: Thaddhamacchari.
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